Don’s Newsletter

Don Pesci
Politics and all things Connecticut
Created 01 Dec 2020
  • Biden’s Bold Moves, Will Blumenthal Tag Along?
    03 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    Biden Swearing In Blumenthal Be Bold, be bold, but not too bold,Lest that your heart's blood should run cold– From Mr. Fox, an English Fairy Tale Joe Biden spent most of his presidential campaign hunk...
  • Paulo Freire, Pedagogy and Oppression
    19 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Teachers and ex-teachers – more numerous these days than in the past – will be familiar with the old saw: “Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach; and those who can’t teach, teach teachers.” This i...
  • Lamont’s Autocratic Powers, A Plea For Republican Governance
    15 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    In Lewis Caroll’s Through The Looking Glass, Alice and Humpty Dumpty are having a quarrel concerning the proper meaning of words. “’When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘i...
  • The Passing Moment
    14 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Murphy Some moments last longer than the passing moment. On September 11 of this year, we descended into one of them. The Associated Pressreported, “President Joe Biden will visit all three 9/11 memor...
  • The Body Count In New Haven
    12 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Winfield Paul Bass of the New Haven Independent is keeping a body count. From January to March alone, the publication notes, “Alfreda Youmans, 50, and Jeffrey Dotson, 42, were found dead by the police...
  • Blumenthal Is Furious And Frustrated
    09 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    Blumenthal sworn in by Biden U.S. Senator Dick Blumenthal, we learn from a piece in the Washington Examiner, is furious at his chief. “Sen. Richard Blumenthal,” the paper reports, “took aim at the Whi...
  • The Silence of Connecticut’s Liberal Lambs
    08 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    Afghan women seeking equal rights The plan is to ship to various points in the world for prescreening victims of the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan. This assumes the remaining victims will be rescued...
  • Biden, Connecticut’s U.S. Congressional Delegation, And The Mop-Up Operation
    05 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    Twin Tower Rubble There are few things worse than generals pretending to be presidents. President Harry Truman fired one of these, General Douglas MacArthur, in 1951. Generals in the Pentagon have sin...
  • Connecticut Down, Part 4
    03 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
    The Cynic On Reading the News Critically It’s always dangerous, the Cynic said, to read a newspaper – or, more often these days, a blog site or a twitter platform – without first activating your criti...
  • Murphy, Blumenthal Staunching Suppurating Foreign Policy Wounds
    02 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    A publication called the Jewish Insiderreported on August 31, the day the last American troops vacated Afghanistan, that an all-Democrat congressional delegation is on its way to foreign parts, perhap...
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